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Prayer of Invocation | Easter Sunday (Year C)

The following prayer is by Andy James and Teri Peterson via LiturgyLink.Net.

We go to your tomb, O Christ,
expecting to be met by the cold hardness of stone,
sealing the death of hope.
Instead, we find that the stone has been rolled away
and you are not there!
Help us to encounter your risen presence everywhere we go
and live in the joy of Easter morn each and every day,
through Christ our risen Lord.
Alleluia! Amen.

Submitted by Rev. Andy James, First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, Queens, New York, and Rev. Teri Peterson, Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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Opening Prayer | Maundy Thursday (Year C)

The following prayer is by Teri Peterson.

Gracious God, we give you thanks this night for the privilege of gathering together to remember, to celebrate, and to share. We give you thanks for the journey we have been on with you—from manger to Temple, from Egypt to Galilee, from darkness to light. Tonight we feast, as you did on a night like this so long ago, remembering your promises, your mighty deeds, your rescue of your people, your saving grace. As we share this meal tonight, make us mindful of those who are hungry. As we celebrate together, make us mindful of those who sorrow and those who are alone. As we remember once again all you have done and all that you are, form us once again into your people.

May all who hunger come to rejoice in the feast of your kingdom. Let all the human family sit at your table, drink the wine of deliverance, and eat the bread of freedom. We pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, Crystal Lake IL via LiturgyLink.

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Prayer of Confession (2) | Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Another wonderful piece of liturgy from Teri Peterson! And thanks to LiturgyLink.net for sharing this with us!

One: Do you not perceive it
All: No, God, we confess that often we are blind to the new thing you are doing.
One: So often we are not looking, and sometimes we choose not to see.
All: We are comfortable with the way things are—we weary of the call to your newness.
One: Sometimes we see, but our hearts are hardened and we look away, making excuses.
All: But you call us to respond, to live in your kingdom now.
One: Forgive our status-quo caution, our focus on self-preservation rather than on your kingdom.
All: Forgive our narrow vision and insistence that you fit into our plans.
One: Open us to the movement of your Spirit,
All: and give us hearts ready to be generous in response.

sung: Kyrie Eleison

silence

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.

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Responsive Confession | Third Sunday in Lent (Year C)

The following responsive confession is from Rev. Teri Peterson via LiturgyLink.

One: God, you provide beyond our imagination
All: and yet somehow, not quite up to our expectation.
One: We desire so many things, forgetting your desires.
All: We long to control what you do, how you act, who you favor.
One: But you call us to a feast full of guests we would never choose.
All: Forgive us when we act as if your giving is restricted to our pleasure.
Forgive us when we try to ration your abundance.
Forgive us when we fail to share your generosity.

One: Fill us again, O God, with your goodness, and nurture our faith,
All: that we may grow in your love.

sung: Kyrie Eleison

silence

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.

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